Thursday, July 9, 2009

Good Teaching is happening when


I will only post work that isnt mine when I find it to be really inspiring. Here is something that was written by From Haberman, M (1991) Pedagogy of Poverty versus good teaching:


Whenever students are involved with issues they regard as vital concerts, good teachings is going on.

Whenever students are involved with explanations of human difference, good teachings is going on.

Whenever students are being helped to see major concepts, big ideas, and general principles and are not merely engaged in the pursuit of isolated facts good teachings is going on.

Whenever students are involved in planning what they will be doing, it is likely that good teachings is going on.

Whenever students are involved with applying ideals such as fairness, equity, or justice to their world, it is likely good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are actively involved, it is likely that good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are directly involved in real-life experiences, it is likely that good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are actively involved in heterogeneous groups, it is likely that good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are asked to think about an idea in a way that questions common sense or a widely accepted assumption, that relates to new ideas to ones previously, or that applies an idea to the problem of living, then there is a chance that good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are involved in redoing, polishing, or perfecting their work, it is likely that good teaching is going on.

Whenever teachers involve students with the technology of information access, good teaching is going on.

Whenever students are involved in reflecting on their own lives and how they have come to believe and feel as they do, good teaching is going on.

The whole text can be found here:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=3&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.calcare.org%2Fresources%2FHaberman%2520on%2520Pedagogy%2520of%2520Poverty.pdf&ei=ImhWSun2HoncsgPvupH0AQ&usg=AFQjCNGjBVhc_tnGRy77SlC3zhhYzi-mig&sig2=wrF-r9laxMjwHdRaOotfRQ

1 comment:

  1. Sean, these are fantastic comments about good teaching. All of us in education should think this way. As I look at the ISTE standards for technology in the classroom, I think they embrace this type of thinking for a modern version of learning. I'm starting to see a larger group of tech savvy teachers develop a sense of this inquiry based, hands-on approach to learning. The challenge as many see it is the need to improve test scores. Personally, I think test scores will increase when students become more engaged in the learning process and are engaged because they want to ustilize their basic skills to access and share with their peers and others in a larger context.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Steve Keithley

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